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Europe Heatwave: High Temperatures But Respite Expected

Last edited 6th August 2018

Pray for Europe's most vulnerable in the heat - the elderly, young children and those without shelter.

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Japan Floods: At Least 100 Dead After Record Rainfall

Last edited 9th July 2018

At least 100 people are thought to have died after record rainfall caused flooding and landslides in western Japan, a government spokesman says.

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Plastic Straw ban Being Considered by WA Government, Premier Mark McGowan Reveals

Last edited 12th June 2018

The WA Government has revealed it is considering banning plastic straws, after originally ruling out such action.

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Guatemala Fuego: Search After Deadly Volcano Eruption

Last edited 4th June 2018

Soldiers are helping firefighters search for missing people after Sunday's horrific volcanic eruption in Guatemala, when torrents of superheated rock, ash and mud destroyed villages.

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Hawaii's Kilauea: Explosive Eruption at Volcano

Last edited 17th May 2018

An explosive eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has sent ash 30,000ft (9,100m) into the sky.

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Ebola: DR Congo Confirms New Outbreak in Country's North-West

Last edited 8th May 2018

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Myanmar Rohingya Refugees Brace for Monsoon Deluge in Bangladesh Camps

Last edited 6th May 2018

The Rohingya are a more than a million-strong population of Muslims from majority-Buddhist Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma.

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Hawaii to Ban Certain Sunscreens Harmful to Coral Reefs

Last edited 3rd May 2018

Hawaii has become the first US state to pass a bill banning the sale of any sunscreens that have chemicals known to harm coral reefs.

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How Leisure Time is Changing for North Korea's Privileged

Last edited 22nd April 2018

While the majority of people in North Korea live in poverty, experts say there is a growing middle class with money to spend and free time to enjoy. From dolphin aquariums to shopping centres, this is how the country is changing to meet the demands of its most wealthy citizens.

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Recycling Hope for Plastic-Hungry Enzyme

Last edited 16th April 2018

Scientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics.

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